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Dig deeper with this multi-layered project that helps children grasp perspective and geography. Kids artfully create a detailed scene above and under ground.
Look out your window or at pictures for landscape ideas—sand dunes, mountains, rolling hills, treeless plains. Think about what you see far away and nearby, and what you don't see that could lie underneath the Earth's surface.
On white construction paper, outline a scene with Crayola® Markers. Draw three levels: background (far away), foreground (nearby), and underground. (Objects look smaller and farther away when they are in the background, while those in front look closer and larger.)
Fill in the background with objects you can see. Imagine then draw underground areas. Press firmly with Crayola Crayons when drawing your scenes.
Cut tiny pieces of construction paper with Crayola Scissors, or tear paper for uneven edges. With a Crayola Glue Stick, attach paper bits in a mosaic pattern to the foreground (the "nearby" parts of your scene). This creates texture and depth, so undergro
Spread newspaper over your work area. Create a sense of visual depth by brushing Crayola Washable Kid's Paint over the crayon drawings. Crayon resists paint and shines through. Dry flat.
Let's make something!
Imagine standing along the magnificent Grand Canyon's rim at sunset! Capture the glorious changing colors of one of the
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